Dalvin Tomlinson
Projection
Round 3
Grade
B
6.50
Potential Starter

Dalvin Tomlinson

Defensive Tackle
Alabama
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 310
  • 40-Yard: 5.19
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Big, strong and powerful. Is best at taking on blockers and holding the line of scrimmage. Will not give ground. He is alert with good diagnose skills. Has good hand use and can shed quickly. Consistent tackler.

Weak Points

Not an explosive athlete, lacks speed (but has short area quickness), not much more than a bull rusher when rushing the passer.

The Way We See It

Dalvin is a fifth-year senior and 2016 was his first year as a starter. He received significant play time the preceding two years playing in the D-Line rotation. Tomlinson isn't flashy and he is never going to get a lot of sacks, but he is a strong point-of-attack player who is very good at stopping the run. His best fit is as a nose, but can also play at the 5-technique on first and second down. Will mainly be a two-down player at the next level and give his team quality snaps. The type of guy you need in the rotation to win. Will probably play at about 320 once he gets into the league.